NeoVolta Inc. (NASDAQ:NEOV) shareholders should be happy to see the share price up 16% in the last month. But in truth the last year hasn't been good for the share price. In fact the stock is down 39% in the last year, well below the market return.
Since shareholders are down over the longer term, lets look at the underlying fundamentals over the that time and see if they've been consistent with returns.
NeoVolta wasn't profitable in the last twelve months, it is unlikely we'll see a strong correlation between its share price and its earnings per share (EPS). Arguably revenue is our next best option. Shareholders of unprofitable companies usually expect strong revenue growth. As you can imagine, fast revenue growth, when maintained, often leads to fast profit growth.
NeoVolta's revenue didn't grow at all in the last year. In fact, it fell 0.7%. That looks pretty grim, at a glance. The stock price has languished lately, falling 39% in a year. What would you expect when revenue is falling, and it doesn't make a profit? We think most holders must believe revenue growth will improve, or else costs will decline.
The company's revenue and earnings (over time) are depicted in the image below (click to see the exact numbers).
You can see how its balance sheet has strengthened (or weakened) over time in this free interactive graphic.
A Different Perspective
We doubt NeoVolta shareholders are happy with the loss of 39% over twelve months. That falls short of the market, which lost 12%. That's disappointing, but it's worth keeping in mind that the market-wide selling wouldn't have helped. With the stock down 30% over the last three months, the market doesn't seem to believe that the company has solved all its problems. Given the relatively short history of this stock, we'd remain pretty wary until we see some strong business performance. It's always interesting to track share price performance over the longer term. But to understand NeoVolta better, we need to consider many other factors. Take risks, for example - NeoVolta has 4 warning signs (and 3 which are concerning) we think you should know about.
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Please note, the market returns quoted in this article reflect the market weighted average returns of stocks that currently trade on US exchanges.
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